The process of files being damaged owing to some hardware or software failure is known as data corruption and this is one of the main problems which hosting companies face since the larger a hard disk drive is and the more information is kept on it, the more likely it is for data to get corrupted. There are several fail-safes, yet often the information is corrupted silently, so neither the particular file system, nor the admins notice anything. As a result, a damaged file will be treated as a good one and if the hard drive is a part of a RAID, that file will be copied on all other disk drives. In theory, this is for redundancy, but in reality the damage will be even worse. The moment a file gets corrupted, it will be partly or fully unreadable, which means that a text file will no longer be readable, an image file will display a random blend of colors in case it opens at all and an archive will be impossible to unpack, so you risk sacrificing your content. Although the most frequently used server file systems feature various checks, they frequently fail to identify some problem early enough or require a long amount of time to check all files and the web hosting server will not be functional for the time being.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new hosting account shall be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we employ on our cloud platform. Most of the internet hosting suppliers, like our firm, use multiple hard drives to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, the same information is synchronized between the drives at all times. In case a file on a drive is corrupted for whatever reason, yet, it is likely that it will be copied on the other drives because other file systems don't have special checks for this. In contrast to them, ZFS uses a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for each file. If a file gets corrupted, its checksum will not match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the damaged copy shall be swapped with a good one from a different hard disk. Since this happens in real time, there's no possibility for any of your files to ever get corrupted.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Your semi-dedicated hosting account will be resistant to silent data corruption since all of our storage servers work with the innovative ZFS file system. What makes the latter unique is that it employs checksums, or digital identifiers, in order to guarantee the integrity of every single file. When you upload content to your account, it'll be placed on several redundant drives employed in a RAID i.e. the files will be the same across all disk drives. All the copies of a specific file will have the same checksum on all drives and ZFS will compare the checksums of the copies quickly, so if it discovers a mismatch, that would indicate that one of the copies is damaged, it will swap that file with a good copy from one of the other disks. Even if there is an unforeseen power loss, the data on the servers won't get corrupted and there will not be any need for a time-consuming system check that other file systems perform after some malfunction, lengthening the time needed for the server to get back online. ZFS is the only file system which can really protect your content from silent data corruption.